The newly-released report of SuperData, a research firm, showed that the PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds or PUBG led the premium game sector in term of revenue in 2018, which brought back to the company a huge revenue of over US$1 billion.

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PlayerUnknown's or PUBG earned more than US$1 billion in revenue last year

Although PUBG was virtually in decline during last year because of the incredible success of Fortnite: Battle Royale rival, its 2018 revenue still increased by 19 percent year-on-year.

It is known that PUBG still loses its players after reaching its peak of 3 million existing players on Steam in February in 2018. It was not until December that the game reached another million existing players.

However, PUBG was still named in the most-played and top-selling game on Steam.

The surprising recovery and success of PUBG make it surpass other games like Grand Theft Auto V, FIFA 18, and Read Dead Redemption 2 in the list of best-selling high-end games of SuperData.

The figures of SuperData, however, included the data collected from only the PUBG’s PS4, Xbox One, and PC versions, except for PUBG Mobile.

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PUBG mobile version is a major contributor to the company's revenue

PUBG Mobile has significantly contributed to its numbers, earning US$32.5mil in total in only a month of November last year in the world. In addition, the mobile version of PUBG has become much common than ever, especially in some countries like China and India. It even has the number of players like Fortnite in December when reaching more than 200 million.

Although Fortnite might probably be the most typical game throughout 2018, PUBG did not die. With these above figures, PUBG still has a chance to compete with Fortnite in the battle royale game segment.

For further information, according to the report of SuperData, Fortnite led the free games charge, earning US$2.4 billion, followed by a Korean game named Dungeon Fighter Online with the revenue of US$1.5 billion, which was more than the combined earnings of FIFA 18 and Grand Theft Auto V.